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By Chanpory Rith

Make the Most of Twitter’s New Interface

Last week, Twitter released a new online and mobile interface to try to simplify and make it easier to connect with others.

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Canning Beans

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning frugal tactics that might not really save that much money.

Proofreading – An Essential Skill for ALL Freelancers

Thanks to the internet, reaching prospective clients has never been easier. Whether you are a freelance web designer, writer or international mountain guide, you are likely to have a website, twitter account, LinkedIn profile and blog – and so you should. Without these tools, most of us would be lost.

Avoiding Competitive Shopping For Fun and Profit

This post is by staff writer Sarah Gilbert. As a personal finance writer and editor, I have watched many a Black Friday with a mix of fascination and horror.

IKEA Expedit 4x2 turned fireplace/media console

Materials: 1 Expedit black/brown, 1 framless firebox, 4 screws Description: I wanted a fireplace with a media center or console.. Since I had already been using my Expedit 4x2 bookcase as my TV stand+storage I started to visualize a way to recycle it and use it with a fireplace. So I looked around for a 27" firebox without a mantel until I found one.

4 Simple Ways to Increase Focus and Get Things Done

Not too long ago, I set up a reminder for an event that my boss would be attending. When the day of the event came we received the reminder about three hours before the start time. I was shocked – I am usually much better at reminding him than this. We got everything taken care of and in the aftermath I started to evaluate what went wrong.

A Beginner’s Guide to Whittling

The Yankee boy, before he’s sent to school, Well knows the mysteries of that magic tool, The pocket-knife.

Key and letter holder all in one

Materials: Fläta storage rack for writing materials, VARDA or BEHANDLA glazing paint, piece of wood, 3 BLECKA hooks, 2 hangers (from a construction market), gold paint Description: I needed something to organize my keys and letters so I thought of working something myself. I had some piece of wood left over.

FAKTUM back rest for NORDEN bench

Materials: 3 FAKTUM wall cabinet with HÄRLIG doors in white (50 cm x 70 cm), 2 PERFEKT cabinet cover in birch (99 cm), IKEA STOCKHOLM BLAD fabric, cellular material (for ex.

The Indirect Connection

A few months ago, a friend of mine bought a used car to replace his worn-out beast from the mid-1980s. I was impressed when he told me he had paid cash for it. I was even more impressed when he told me how he bought this used car. His method was simple. He didn’t go to a dealership or shop on the internet for his car.

15+ Best Desktop Publishing Resources and Beginner Tips

Desktop publishing has become a critical business skill today, and the use of the Internet means that creation of print content is no longer the only consideration. Now the documents you create likely have to be displayed in both print and on the web. This article looks at how to determine the right tools for the job, as well as resources for getting the best possible desktop publishing resu

Lovely Lack Bench

Materials: LACK shelf, CAPITA legs (4), IKEA STOKHOLM BLAD fabric, cellular material (for ex. VYSSNA SLAPPNA mattress), self-adhesive hook-and-loop tape, spray glue Description: My LACK shelf was for a long time in our cellar, then I decided to give it a chance for a life in our apartment. :) I had a lot of leftovers from our move into a new apartment.

Which 'Love Language' Suits You? And Your Partner?

Over the weekend, I read Gary Chapman’s The Five Love Languages, and I found it fascinating.

Judgment Be Damned

Last week, I shared how inviting judgment can and should be a critical part of any creation endeavor; how judgment is really just data plus emotion. And we shouldn’t reject the data simply because we’re not equipped to process the emotion in a constructive way.Now, a word of caution…Being open to outside opinions and data does not mean “surrendering” your intuition.

Google+ Pages: What’s the Hype?

Is it just me or does it seem like everyone is rolling out new technology this time of year?